Just in time for this week’s LPGA Tour Championship, a victory for the transgender community makes a hole in one.
Lana Lawless filed suit against the LPGA on Oct. 12 in the U.S. District Court of San Francisco, a direct result of her rejected application for tour membership. The 57-year-old retired police officer suspected a violation of her rights, considering she underwent sex-reassignment surgery five years ago.
This past Tuesday, the LPGA voted an epic change to its constitutional bylaws during a players meeting to begin including members that were not assigned “female at birth.”
LPGA president Michelle Ellis noted, “This was the first hurdle. This had to be done first.”